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Cost Calculation Summary

We realize for many of you the bottom line is, “So what is this going to cost me?”

You'll find the most commonly used options in the quick reference section. Or if you like to have all the details, just keep reading. We’ve got those too.

Quick Reference

The cost for an 8 1/2 x 11 letter printed on Opaque, Astrobright, Astroparch, or Royal Fiber paper, mailed in a white envelope, with first class postage:

OptionsOne-SidedTwo-Sided
1. Color Printer$.97/letter$1.10/letter
2. Black & White Printer$.88/letter$.92/letter
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The cost for an 11 x 17 letter (booklet) on white paper, in a white envelope, with first class postage:

OptionsPrice
Color printer$1.42/letter
Black & white printer$1.06/letter
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The average cost for a postcard with a photo on one side and text on the other, printed on white cardstock, including hand stamping (4 per sheet):

OptionsPrice
1. Both sides in color$.71/postcard
2. One side in color, the text in B&W$.65/postcard
3. Both sides in B&W$.63/postcard
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The cost for a color, two-sided brochure, folded:

OptionsPrice
Glossy paper$.46/brochure
Non-glossy paper$.44/brochure
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The average cost for a one-sided, mail-merged letter printed on Opaque paper, mailed in a matching envelope, including a response envelope and response slip:

OptionsPrice
Color printer$1.28/letter
Black & white printer$1.16/letter
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The cost for Christmas/holiday cards; including addressing the envelopes, printing a signature and first class postage:

OptionsPrice
Greeting cardsFrom $.88/card
Photo cardsFrom $.80/card
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The cost for color printed Thank You cards, folded and inserted, with first class postage:

OptionsPrice
Larger Thank You cardFrom $1.07/card
Smaller Thank You cardFrom $1.07/cardFrom $.98/card
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Detailed Lists of Costs

If you're interested in all of the details, these are the figures we use when calculating the total cost for mailing your newsletter each month.

We begin with the standard charge for each letter. We add the upgrade costs to the basic charge and then multiply the total by the number of letters you send each month.

The basic charge includes a letter printed on any of the Opaque, Astrobright, Astroparch or Royal Fiber colors of paper; a standard white mailing envelope; folding and inserting; sealing the envelope and affixing the postage with a 1st class stamp. All additional charges are listed below.

PAPER OPTIONSUPGRADE PRICE
1. Opaquenone
2. Astrobrightnone
3. Royal Fibernone
4. Astroparchnone
5. Classic Linen$.02/letter
6. Glossy white$.02/letter
7. Opaque cardstock$.04/letter
8. Astrobright cardstock$.07/letter
9. Glossy white cardstock$.08/letter
10. Legal size paper$.02/letter
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ENVELOPE OPTIONSUPGRADE PRICE
1. Standard White #10none
2. Opaque #10$.02/letter
3. Astrobright #10$.04/letter
4. Royal Fiber #10$.05/letter
5. Astroparche #10$.04/letter
6. Classic Linen #10$.08/letter
7. 6 x 9.5 Envelopes$.09/letter
4 x 5 Envelopes$.09/letter
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INSERTSUPGRADE PRICE
1. Response slip 3-per page color$.09/letter
2. Response slip 3-per page b & w$.06/letter
3. Response slip 4-per page color$.08/letter
4. Response slip 4-per page b & w$.06/letter
5. #9 or Cru giving envelopes$.07/letter
6. Folding inserts $.01/letter
7. Stuffing machineable inserts$.01/letter
8. Stuffing non-machineable inserts$.03/letter
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ADDITIONAL PRINTINGUPGRADE PRICE
1. Color printing, per side $.13/letter
2. Black & white printing, per side$.04/letter
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POSTAGEUPGRADE PRICE
1. All foreign letters$.74/letter
2. Hand stamping (Christmas,etc.)$.02/letter
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ADDITIONAL LABORUPGRADE PRICE
Actual labor (cutting, etc.)(10 min. minimum)$2.00/10 minutes
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Procesing Fee:
We charge you a $2 processing fee for each order submitted. This is not multiplied by the number on your database, but a flat fee per order. This covers printing a copy of your letter and order form, proofreading your letter, making any necessary database corrections and setting up the files to print your letters and envelopes.
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